Facebook International Lead Commercial Counsel - Mobile and Connectivity in London, United Kingdom


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities — we're just getting started.


Facebook is seeking a talented and flexible Lead Commercial Counsel to support its mobile, connectivity and other various teams' commercial transactions. This is a full-time position and is located in our London office. You will be drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts for strategic relationships, including development and distribution agreements, IP transactions, beta and user trial agreements, and technology license agreements. You will need to provide creative and practical guidance to clients on different, potential legal and business strategies to help foster a thriving ecosystem of partners, vendors, and commercial deployments. The ideal candidate is comfortable with and responsive to rapid development and changes in direction as well as working with products and in practice areas without much precedence. Diligent and proactive, you have demonstrated excellent legal and business judgment, technical acumen, and strategic thinking, along with the ability to work independently and cross-functionally.

Required Skills:

  1. Contract drafting, negotiation and advisory responsibilities for Facebook's partnerships, business development, growth, engineering and product, and marketing teams.

  2. Provide strategic business and legal advice to develop a comprehensive, long-term approach to our relationships with key partners.

  3. Collaborate with IP counsel, regulatory counsel, compliance counsel, product counsel, and other groups to ensure that partnerships and business models are appropriately established.

  4. Influence and build relationships with executives, product teams, and peers across Facebook.

  5. Commercial transactions support for other departments as required.

  6. Administration and resolution of legal issues that arise in existing commercial relationships.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Solicitor or barrister with at least 5 years post qualification experience gained at a major law firm and/or in-house experience with technology companies or academic institutions.

  2. LLB or equivalent from recognised law school.

  3. Experience with complex technology transactions with mobile operators, OEMs, chipset vendors, infrastructure providers, and/or social networking platforms.

  4. Strong track record of negotiating major strategic transactions.

  5. Candidates must be flexible and willing to work extended hours when necessary to complete projects in a timely fashion.

  6. Some travel required.

Industry: Internet